NVIDIA Announces New GeForce GTX 560M and GT 520MX Mobile GPUs

NVIDIA just took the wraps off of a couple of new mobile GPUs at Computex and announced a slew of notebooks designs that will feature the new chips. The new GeForce GTX 560M and GT 520MX will be arriving very soon, in notebooks from Asus, Alienware, Clevo, Toshiba, MSI, and Samsung, among others.

The GeForce GT 520MX is an entry level DirectX 11 GPU designed for thin and light and other highly mobile platforms. It is a slight update to the GT 520M with higher clocks. The GPU sports 48 CUDA cores with a 900MHz graphics clock, 1800MHz shader clock, and 900MHz memory clock. The memory is linked to the GPU via a 64-bit memory bus, for a peak of 14.4GB/s of bandwidth.

The GeForce GTX 560M is decidedly more powerful. The GeForce GTX 560M is outfitted with 192 CUDA cores and clocks in at 775MHz, with 1559MHz shaders, and 1250MHz of GDDR5 memory. The memory rides on a (up to) 192-bit bus, with peak bandwidth of up to 60GB/s.

With the new GTX 560M, NVIDIA will also be offering Optimus support in a high-end gaming GPU for the first time, which will result in increased battery life when not gaming on a higher-end notebooks. And both the new GT 520MX and GTX 560M support PhysX and CUDA, while the 560M also offers full 3D Vision and SLI support as well.

Source: NVIDIA Corp.

The full release with more details regarding NVIDIA’s new chips and partner products using them is posted below. We will also be posting a full review of and MSI GT683 featuring the GeForce GTX 560M in the coming days, so stay tuned...

NVIDIA Gives Notebook Gamers New Levels of Power and Portability with GeForce GTX 560M

Gamers Have a New Reason to Restock Their Mobile Arsenal as GeForce GTX Gaming Comes to the 500M Series, Now with NVIDIA Optimus

TAIPEI—May 30, 2011— COMPUTEX 2011—NVIDIA today unveiled the first gaming notebook graphics processing unit (GPU) in its award-winning GeForce 500M Series of notebook GPUs.

The GeForce GTX 560M graphics processor hits the “sweet spot” for gaming notebooks by delivering a no-compromise gaming experience at full 1080p resolution in the hottest new DirectX 11 titles. For the first time, leading OEMs will also be offering GeForce GTX gaming GPUs with NVIDIA Optimus technology.

“The GeForce GTX 560M and NVIDIA Optimus mean gamers get 50 frames per second in Duke Nukem Forever and five hours of battery life in Microsoft Office,” said Rene Haas general manager of notebook products at NVIDIA. “That’s real power and real portability.”

Available only with NVIDIA GPUs, NVIDIA Optimus technology enables extra-long battery life by automatically switching on and off the GPU so that it runs only when needed. The smart convenience of NVIDIA Optimus technology is designed into over 80 percent of GeForce 500M Series notebooks and is used by every major notebook OEM.

GeForce GTX 560M GPUs are “DirectX 11 Done Right”, and offer even more performance-per-watt than the previous generation, with faster frame rates and more detail with the same battery life. The power of GeForce GTX GPUs means gamers can play at full 1080p high-definition resolutions with the advanced technology features that set GeForce GPUs apart from the competition, including:

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision technology support, the #1 3D technology for notebooks
  • NVIDIA PhysX technology support, for in-game real-time physics effects
  • NVIDIA CUDA architecture support, for GPU computing applications

GTX GPUs also support NVIDIA SLI technology, the industry's most scalable multi-GPU platform for doubling gaming performance, and are also supported by the highly-praised NVIDIA Verde notebook drivers.

For thin-and-light notebooks, NVIDIA also refreshed its entry-level GeForce GT 500M GPUs with the arrival of the new GeForce GT 520MX GPU. GeForce GT 520MX offers better performance, wider support and a more advanced feature set than integrated graphicsi and offers a step forward from the existing GeForce GT 520M GPU.

Alienware and Toshiba will be offering notebooks featuring GeForce GTX 560M and Optimus technology. ASUS, Clevo, MSI and others will be offering notebooks featuring GeForce GTX 560M. ASUS, Samsung and others will be offering notebooks featuring GeForce GT 520MX.